Preparation of 'André Rieu Square' With Venetian Bridge Begins
Still a week to go and then André Rieu begins his series of annual hometown concerts on the Vrijthof. On Friday, July 4th, the world-famous violinist will start the concert series which will stretch over three weekends. The "Stehgeiger" (Standalone violinist), the Johann Strauss Orchestra, soloists and guests will perform eight concerts in total, the last of which will take place on Sunday July 20th. As far as we know, tenor Andrea Bocelli will be on the program as a guest of honor.
A Venetian bridge will appear between Rieu's stage and the "Hoofdwacht" building during the days to come. It will contribute to the creation of a more romantic, classical image on the Vrijthof during Rieu's concert series.
Today (Saturday) the construction of the annual André Rieu Square (we may call the Vrijthof this for the coming three weeks) commences. From the first moment of construction to the last second of the concerts, the square will draw many viewers daily. Today and tomorrow (Saturday/Sunday) the builders will have a hard task constructing the stage and all the other elements needed to provide a perfect setting; ensuring that all scaffolding work will be completed by Monday.
On Monday the actual decoration of the André Rieu spectacle will start. New elements this year will include the Venetian bridge, slanted between the stage and the Hoofdwacht. Fourteen(!) meter-high scaffolding will clad the former military building and sport Italian scenes to be admired by all. Passersby will be able to see how the new decor will fit into the overall picture.
Thank you to Ineke and Entia for the translation